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As Mother's day is fast approaching, I wanted to make a card for my Mum that looked good but was both quick and easy to do and this is what I came up with:

In order to make my card I used two different coloured ready made card blanks in light gold and ivory colours.   I used a border punch to punch along the bottom edge of both the cards, graduating the cut for a layered effect.

I then drew around a circular pot and cut out the shape from the gold card blank only.  I lined up the ivory card blank so it fitted inside the gold card and used the cut out shape as a stencil to draw another circle shape.  I then stamped the swirl shape from my alpha stamp set around the edge using red versafine ink.

The next step was to use my stamps to make a scallop frame to fit around the outside of my cut out circle on the gold card blank.  I did this by using the circle stamp from the love and laughter set.  I drew around the same pot on a piece of pink patterned paper and stamped over my drawn line making sure half the stamped circle was outside of the drawn line using a clear pigment ink.  I then sprinkled red embossing powder over the image and heated with a heat gun. When cool I cut around the drawn line in order to create my scalloped frame.

I glued my scalloped frame over the cut out circle on my top card blank and glued the second card blank inside the top blank.  I decorated the top layer by cutting out and colouring in some transparency shapes and die cut letters spelling Mum.  To finish I then attached a bloom on the inside layer inside the stamped circle.

Nic :-)


  1. Nic

    How lovely is that. This card has depth and textures and the colours are scrummy for Mummy.




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